Array Networks has announced the release of the Monitoring and Reporting System (MARS), which provides in-depth monitoring and reporting for one or more physical or virtual Array APV Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). MARS enables IT admins to ensure network uptime, application security, and an enhanced user experience by providing on-demand visibility into traffic patterns, potential server availability or responsiveness issues, handshake and authorisation issues, and other indicators of risks to application security and server efficiency.
“IT departments the world over are under increasing pressure to maximise the performance and availability of applications and servers, as well as the overall user experience, in order to support greater productivity. Through MARS, network administrators now have a powerful tool to proactively address problematic servers and other trends, and ensure a strong security posture appropriate for their organisation,” said Vinod Pisharody, Chief Technology Officer, Array Networks.
Available in basic or advanced versions to fit the needs of customers running as few as a single Array ADC or as many as 32 Array ADCs, MARS provides a centralised console with graphical dashboards of user and server behaviours as well as traffic managed by Array server load balancing. Because of the unique position of the APV Series in the network – in front of data and application servers – and due to their ability to decrypt SSL traffic at near wire speed, MARS can provide unique insights that allow network administrators to quickly spot trends and trouble spots and remediate as needed to ensure performance and user experience.
MARS is available as a virtual appliance for VMware environments or for Array’s AVX Series Network Functions Platform, and offers five standard dashboards that are customizable in the advanced version: HTTP Response Codes Dashboard, Cache Results Dashboard, Server Delay Dashboard, SSL Traffic Dashboard and Alerts Dashboard.
MARS is available immediately through Array authorised resellers worldwide.